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May 6 2016

7 Summer Cocktails to Die For

Carol Miller, author of the Moonshine Mystery series—the latest of which, An Old Fashioned Murder, is available now—takes us into the unofficial turn of cocktail season with 7 summer...
February 11 2016

History as Mystery: Part II

Yesterday, in History as Mystery Part I, I explored why I love historical mysteries so much and offered 10 of my absolute favorites as sort of a crash course reading list to get you started. Now...
April 16 2015

The Americans 3.12: “I Am Abassin Zadran”

Going into last night’s episode of The Americans, I had mentally prepared myself for all things grisly. The borderline sadistic tenor of Season 3, combined with the fact that many of television’s...
April 9 2015

The Americans 3.11: “One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov”

Phew! For the first time in weeks, nobody on The Americans was lit on fire, no one was stuffed into a suitcase, no little old ladies were killed, and no teenage girls lost their innocence. And...
January 20 2015

Six Reasons to Watch The Americans

The premise of The Americans, which is set in the early 1980s, is that Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, a suburban Virginia couple who seem as American as apple pie and the Fourth of July, are actually...
January 4 2015

Fresh Meat: For Whom the Bluebell Tolls by Beverly Allen

For Whom the Bluebell Tolls by Beverly Allen is the second cozy in the Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery Series featuring flower shop owner and amateur sleuth Audrey Bloom (available January 6th, 2015). It...
October 21 2014

Fresh Meat: The Nightingale Before Christmas by Donna Andrews

The Nightingale Before Christmas is the 18th book in the Meg Langslow series by Donna Andrews (available October 21, 2014). Meg Langslow immediately stands out as a unique character because she...
June 11 2014

Fresh Meat: Bliss House by Laura Benedict

Bliss House by Laura Benedict focuses on a historic Virginia house built in 1887, and despite its blood-stained and mysterious past, it remains alive and vibrant (available June 15, 2014). Bliss...
April 14 2014

Avoid Redcoats, But Take The Turn Trail

If you’ve been watching Turn, AMC’s new Revolutionary War spy drama, you might be wondering where the creators found such authentic filming locations. Although the series, which...
October 11 2013

Fresh Meat: Buried Leads by LynDee Walker

Buried Leads  by LynDee Walker is the second Nichelle Clarke Headlines in High Heels Mystery about a Virginia journalist (available October 15, 2013). Nichelle Clarke is a reporter for the...
July 15 2013

Fresh Meat: Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna Andrews

Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna Andrews is the fifteenth humorous mystery featuring blacksmith Meg Lanslow, her family, and the community of Caerphilly, Virginia (available July 18, 2013). Hen...
April 25 2012

Worst teacher of the year award: Virginia teacher pulls gun in classroom

Most of us have had the gamut of high school and college teachers—from the very worst to the very best. But this guy takes the cake. In our most recent edition of the criminally stupid, we have Manuael...